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The Treacherous (2015)

Gansin (original title)
The story of Joseon's tyrant king Yeonsan who exploits the populace for his own carnal pleasures, his seemingly loyal retainer who controls him and all court dealings, and a woman who seeks vengeance.

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Kyu-dong Min
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ji-Hoon Ju ... Im Sung-jae (as Ji-hun Ju)
Kang-woo Kim ... Yeonsan
Ho-jin Chun ... Im Sa-hong
Ji-yeon Lim Ji-yeon Lim ... Dan-hee (as Ji-Yeon Lim)
Young-chang Song ... Yoo Ja-kwang
Han-chul Jo ... Park Won-jong (as Han-Cheol Jo)
Cha Ji-Yeon Cha Ji-Yeon ... Jang Nok-su / Narration
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jong-gu Kim Jong-gu Kim ... Nobleman Jo
Yoo-Young Lee Yoo-Young Lee ... Seoljungmae
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The story of Joseon's tyrant king Yeonsan who exploits the populace for his own carnal pleasures, his seemingly loyal retainer who controls him and all court dealings, and a woman who seeks vengeance.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

21 May 2015 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

O Traidor See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,899,033
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Soo Film See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Korean "Caligula"
23 August 2015 | by KineticSeoulSee all my reviews

If your an audience member that wants to see a historically accurate film about one of the most sadistic and tyrannical King in Korean history. This film will not be for you. However this is a color, vibrant and super erotic and sexual film. Sometimes the plot just didn't seem all that focused at times and I just didn't really know what direction this film was trying to go. Is it a vengeance movie or is this suppose to be an exploitation film like "Caligula". However it's a uncomfortable movie to sit through, because the cinematography and the design of the setting and costumes is done really well. So when it comes to the really uncomfortable sexual parts it can really grab the audiences attention. It's quite obvious the director wanted to arouse and shock the audiences and that is clearly the direction it was going despite the super oppressive elements of this movie. However there is porn for that, except this sometimes seemed like a really high quality porn with really good acting. Overall if you are looking for a fantasy like movie that takes place during the Joseon dynasty. And has a lot of uncomfortable sexual and erotic elements in it, this might be for you. Also nothing against the up and coming actress Lim Ji-Yeon that is hitting the big screen, but her acting just wasn't impactful enough to carry the climax. I say this since it would be nice to see Lim Ji-Yeon making other movies that doesn't revolve around her exposing herself to sell tickets. I give this movie a 6 because I didn't feel bored all the way through, and because of the good costume design, setting, acting and cinematography.

6/10


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